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UK schools to reopen, backed by frequent virus testing

Millions of high school and college students returning to classrooms will be tested for coronavirus at school and at home. Authorities want to quickly detect and isolate asymptomatic cases in order to avoid sending entire schools home.

UK and 4 nations to fast-track modified COVID-19 vaccines

The new guidance was issued jointly be regulators in the U.K., Australia, Canada, Singapore and Switzerland.

British queen’s husband, Prince Philip, admitted to hospital

It says the admission is “a precautionary measure.” He is expected to remain in hospital for a few days of observation and rest.

UK economy shrinks 9.9%, biggest annual decline on record

Even as the Office for National Statistics said Friday that gross domestic product shrank 9.9% in 2020, there were signs of a rebound.

Two Pender County residents test positive for UK COVID-19 variant

The UK variant of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Pender County. This strain isn't believed to cause more serious complications from COVID-19, but it is more contagious.

UK doctors seek review of 12-week gap between vaccine doses

The U.K. adopted the policy in order to give as many people a first dose of vaccine as quickly as possible.

Queen Elizabeth II and husband receive COVID-19 vaccinations

The injections were administered at Windsor Castle, where the queen and Philip have been spending their time during the lockdown in England.

UK hits daily virus record, is urged to keep schools closed

The U.K. is in the midst of a sharp spike in new coronavirus cases as a result of a new, more infectious virus variant.

EU officials sign Brexit trade deal as UK lawmakers debate

The agreement also needs approval from the EU’s legislature, which is not expected to take up the deal for weeks.

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